The 68th annual Platteville Dairy Days and the 18th annual Historic Re-enactment will be held this weekend.
Dairy Days events are held at Legion Field, except for the parade on Main Street Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Parade awards will be presented at noon.
New this year is a Mario Kart tournament Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. The Jaycees bean bag tournament will be Saturday at 1 p.m.
Musical acts include the Aquatic Hitchhikers Friday at 5 p.m., Tony Rocker and the Comeback Special Saturday at 8 p.m., and the Goodtime Dutchmen Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Dairyokee karaoke has been moved to Friday at 8 p.m. The Hometown Talent Showcase will be Saturday at 2 p.m.
Engine-based events include a truck pull Friday at 7 p.m., the Open Tractor Pull Saturday at 6 p.m., the Southwest Wisconsin Auto Club car show Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the garden tractor pull Sunday at 10 a.m., and the Dairyland Antique Tractor Pull Sunday at 1 p.m. A kids’ tractor pull also will be held Sunday at 1 p.m.
Platteville United Methodist Church will hold its Sunday service, featuring Blind Faith, Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
The flea market, crafts and antiques area will open Friday at 5 p.m. and be open until Sunday at 3 p.m. On Saturday, 4-H exhibits and judging will be held at Art Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and free samples will be in the cheese tent from noon to 4 p.m.
The dairy cattle show will be Saturday at noon. A dog agility demonstration will be held at Chamberlain Field Saturday at 1 p.m.
Magician and hypnotist Brian Imbus will perform Saturday at 12:45 and 4:30 p.m.
The annual Dairy Queen Dilly Bar Eating Contest will be Saturday at 3:15 p.m.
The Historic Re-enactment will be held at Mound View Park Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp includes depictions of area life before the 1840s and statehood.
Friday is Student Day, and a kids’ scavenger hunt will be held Saturday and Sunday.
Dairy Days is returning to cash sales of food items this year, after going to a ticket system one year ago. After four 4-H groups announced they were pulling out of Dairy Days because of problems with the ticket system, the Dairy Days board announced in June it was returning to the cash system. Food sales this year will be by 4-H groups, the Platteville Jaycees, the Morning and Noon Optimist clubs and the Platteville Kiwanis.
More information can be found at www.plattevilledairydays.com.